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    matrices

    hello. my question is this:

    2x-y+3=1
    -x-3y+2z=-4
    -3x+y+7z=-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay123 View Post
    hello. my question is this:

    2x-y+3=1
    -x-3y+2z=-4
    -3x+y+7z=-2
    saying "matrices" is not specific enough. there are many ways you can use matrices to solve this. what methods have you learned so far? what method are you required to use here?
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    Row of operation to an Augmented Matrix
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    is there any way you can help me.
    I know there is a system to solving these equations. such as add the 1st two roles to get the 1st row but i cant remember the rest.
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    Are you talking about echelon form?

    The most common way (I think) of doing this is finding the inverse of the matrix. Have you learned how to do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWTL@WHL View Post
    Are you talking about echelon form?
    yes, that's what he's talking about. i will go all the way to reduced row echelon, i like doing that.

    Quote Originally Posted by jay123 View Post
    Row of operation to an Augmented Matrix
    ok, here goes. i will not type what i did to get from one step to another, so if you don't understand something, just ask.

    The augmented matrix is:

    ... x..... y.... z
    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 2 & {-1} & 3& 1 \\ {-1}&{-3} & 2& {-4} \\ {-3}&1 &7 &{-2} \end {array} \right|

    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 1& 3& {-2}& 4\\ 0& -7& 7&-7 \\ 0& 10&1 &10 \end {array} \right|

    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 1& 3& -2&4 \\ 0& 1& -1&1 \\ 0& 10& 1&10 \end {array} \right|

    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 1& 0& 1&1 \\ 0& 1& -1&1 \\ 0& 0& 11& 0\end {array} \right|

    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 1& 0& 1&1 \\ 0&1 &0 &1 \\ 0& 0& 1& 0\end {array} \right|

    \left| \begin {array}{ccc|c} 1& 0& 0&1 \\ 0& 1&0 &1 \\ 0& 0& 1& 0\end {array} \right|

    now read off your solutions...
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